Already in operation : See photo of first criminals apprehended by operation amotekun - SALIENT TIMES ONLINE

Already in operation : See photo of first criminals apprehended by operation amotekun

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According to reports, Operation Amotekun of Isinbode Ekiti state apprehended these criminal elements yesterday with a stolen motorcycle from Ikare when they were trying to escape to Ado Ekiti. later they were handed over to Police for further investigation meanwhile they confessed that they stole the Motorcycle before police came around.


A Facebook user, who is a resident of the area, who goes by the name Olu Mide posted this on his Facebook page.


It would recalled that last Tuesday , the federal government declared the regional security network as illegal, the was contained in a statement by the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami.


In response to this, the chairman of South-west Governors Forum and Ondo State Governor, Chief Rotimi Akeredolu (SAN) who was obviously not pleased with the federal government’s declaration of the outfit as illegal, stated that the governors were prepared to pursue Amotekun to a logical conclusion.

“Amotekun is not a paramilitary outfit, but a full-fledged security outfit ready to complement the operations of both the police, armed forces and other security agencies in confronting security issues in the region.

“We have a duty to ensure security of our people and that was why you elected us. Amotekun was launched to confront challenges of kidnapping, armed robbery and banditry in Ondo State and in the South-west.

“There is nothing illegal about Amotekun and like I said, we shall pursue it to a logical conclusion in the interest of our people,” Akeredolu said.